Books for Boys: Grades 6-8
When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys —not foster boys that ain't babies."
Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family's escape from Cuba, Michael's only family is his seventeen-year-old brother Carlos.
Millions adore him. A philanthropist. Anti-drug crusader. Peace activist. And former pop star the likes of which the world has never seen. Sir Damian Cray even has the president's ear. Yet the president's ear is not enough for Damian. He wants more. Such as the president's fingerprints.
Individuality vs. conformity. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control. The bar code tattoo.
The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity.